Before moving to L’Officiel, Stefano Tonchi served as editor in chief of W from March 2010 until June 2019. Under his direction, W garnered numerous awards and industry accolades, from ASME and the Webbys to being named Hottest Fashion Magazine by Adweek and spotlighted on Ad Age’s Magazine A-List.
In 2014, Mr. Tonchi oversaw the publication of W: Stories, a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most memorable fashion portfolios from the past decade. W’s first special edition book, W: The First 40 Years, was published in 2012, as a photographic celebration of the magazine’s 40th anniversary.
Prior to W, Mr. Tonchi was the creator and editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, which he introduced in 2004 after serving as style editor at the Sunday Times Magazine. In 2008, T was named Magazine of the Year by the Societyof Publication Designers.
From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Tonchi was the fashion creative director of Esquire. He began his career at Condé Nast Italy, where he served as editor and later fashion director for L’Uomo Vogue.
Mr. Tonchi is the co-curator of Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968, an exhibition at the MAXXI Museum in Rome and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, with an accompanying book. He is also the co-author of Uniform: Order and Disorder (with an exhibition at MoMA PS1), Total Living, Excess: Fashion and the Underground in the ’80s (with an exhibition at the Pitti Palace in Florence), Human Game: Winners and Losers, and Walter Albini and His Time. His latest book and exhibition, Italiana: Narrating Italian History Through Fashion, 1971-2001, was unveiled during Milan Fashion Week, and its accompanying exhibition ran from on February 21–May 6, 2018, at the city’s Royal Palace.